Drea De Matteo is joining the cast of Desperate Housewives, Entertainment Weekly reported Monday.

The actress, who won an Emmy for her work as Crazy Horse manager Adriana on The Sopranos, has inked a deal to appear as a series regular on the award-winning ABC series. Taking a cue from her old role on the HBO series, Drea will play the matriarch of a new Italian family moving to Wisteria Lane.

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